Ubicomp + Art ?

Act III   Post-Internet Art
Project: Praxis Proposal

M 17-Nov   Read/discuss: Fibrecul­ture issue 19
*Read intro­duc­tion + choose 1 arti­cle (of 8: Thom­sen & Bech through Fritsch)
— post selec­tion below

    Dis­cuss: “ubiq­ui­tous com­put­ing” + implications/prospects for art praxis


W 12-Nov   Dis­cuss: Fibrecul­ture issue 19 arti­cle + Read/Activity: “An Exer­cise in Net Art 2.0” from remixthebook

    » Focus: “Dis­trib­uted Aes­thet­ics” + Ubi­Comp → Post-Digital / “Post-Internet” Art?
    — as Praxis-based Crit­i­cal Discourse?


Due: Blog entry (200−300 words + media)

  • Use one term from read­ing (arti­cle selected Mon­day or another from FCJ-19) to dis­cuss your art medium/major/field in terms of appli­ca­tion, inno­va­tion, lim­i­ta­tions, etc.
    — Optional arti­cle to discuss/use: Prada, “Web 2.0 as a new con­text for artis­tic prac­tices” Fibrecul­ture 14 (2009)

  • Or, try com­pos­ing one of the remix­the­book Exer­cises
    — note, good prompts for an optional blog entry over break week


F 21-Nov   Read/Activity: Read/Activity: “Exer­cise in Post­pro­duc­tion Art and The­ory
from remix­the­book (warm-up toward exercise3 + project)

» Due (S 22-Nov): Proposal/Update: ArtEvent in Net­worked Ecol­ogy (Exer­cise 3)





Pro­posal: Art­Praxis Update (Exer­cise 3)

    Due S 22-Nov
    10 points (see exer­cise guide­lines)
    350–500 words + 1 media ele­ment (min­i­mum): found (image, video) or original/edited (sketch, dia­gram, GIF, etc.)
    — use media element/s to sup­port your pro­posed ideas

» Task: Pro­pose update for art praxis in net­worked media ecol­ogy — “Dis­trib­uted Aes­thet­ics” & Ubi­quitous Com­put­ing — using event/exhibit (in-person dis­play, per­for­mance) that you reviewed (in Exer­cise 2). Apply­ing dis­ci­pli­nary con­ven­tions — aca­d­e­mic style for critically-informed pro­fes­sion­als and artists — of dis­course com­mu­nity, describe your hypo­thet­i­cal update from insights, obser­va­tions, and thought­ful con­sid­er­a­tion.
Reflect­ing advanced con­tent knowl­edge, use at least one term/concept from 1–2 recent reading/s (e.g. Fibrecul­ture arti­cles from issue 7 or 19), relat­ing to your art major/field — apply­ing per­spec­tive & spe­cial­ized terms from that as well.

  • Note: in terms of style/composition, a help­ful exam­ple to model in this way is Garrett-Petts & Nash, “Re-Visioning the Visual: Mak­ing Artis­tic Inquiry Vis­i­ble” Rhi­zomes 18

Unlike the intended read­ers and imag­ined pub­li­ca­tion of the review, imag­ine and appeal to a schol­arly and art-practicing audi­ence: your chief goal is pre­sent­ing insight/s for appli­ca­tion, how­ever the­o­ret­i­cal or prac­ti­cal you envi­sion (per­haps both?). Use spe­cific exam­ples to sup­port your ideas, avoid­ing summary/description in favor of propo­si­tions for appli­ca­tion. Besides spec­u­lat­ing the poten­tial update of the event/exhibit reviewed, you might also choose to present, with a theory-informed fram­ing, in the style of instruc­tions like the remix­the­book (Amerika) exer­cises for “NetArt 2.0″ and “Post­pro­duc­tion”; feel free to inno­vate the com­po­si­tion as you would like, or to present as straight­for­ward pro­posal, as long as the writ­ing style sup­ports your deliv­ery of thought­ful ideas.

In any case, thought­fully con­tem­plate before com­pos­ing both the unique qual­i­ties of the art form exam­ined (in your review) as well as the spe­cific dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy + net­work media con­di­tions at present — look­ing ahead and envi­sion­ing future devel­op­ments for art in age of Ubi­Comp (“Post-Internet” or “dis­trib­uted” Aes­thet­ics?). Be sure to demon­strate to read­ers, implic­itly and explic­itly, that your pro­posal reflects and rec­og­nizes dis­ci­pli­nary con­ven­tions of art-making (praxis), media theory/scholarship, and cul­tural dis­course (“how we talk about art”). The exer­cise is a direct warm-up to Project 3: your con­clu­sion should address impli­ca­tions or pos­si­bil­i­ties for art praxis per­son­ally, for your major/field, critical-scholarly dis­course (dis­cuss one or a com­bi­na­tion of these areas).

6 thoughts on “Ubicomp + Art ?

  1. I read arti­cle: FCJ-137 Affec­tive Expe­ri­ence in Inter­ac­tive Envi­ron­ments by Jonas Fritsch

    key terms:
    – inter­ac­tive envi­ron­ment

  2. Here are some of the key terms I wrote down from the dis­cus­sion on mon­day, I’m sorry they’re not related to spe­cific arti­cles, and they aren’t def­i­n­i­tions either, but here are some key terms:

    Expe­ri­ence Field
    Inter­ac­tive Envi­ron­ment
    Inter­ac­tive par­a­digm
    Ambi­ent tech­nol­ogy
    Infor­ma­tion Pol­lu­tion
    ambi­ent cul­tural expe­ri­ence
    scripted space

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